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Breckenridge

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Sequoia National Forest, Kern River Ranger District, Greenhorn Mountains, Piutes Mountains, Mill Creek Trail, Remington Ridge Trail, Lightner Flat, Hobo Ridge, Lucas Creek, Metoe Spring, Squirrel Meadow, Flying Dutchman Creek, Remington Hotsprings

Last Known StatusOpen

This area offers two challenging single track trails that run in a north and south direction. Both trails have some steep wind windy climbs and descents, narrow switchbacks and spectacular views of Lake Isabella, the Piutes and the Greenhorn Mountains.

There are four trailheads that provide access to both the northern and southern part of each trail. Those with street legal dual sport motorcycles or mountain bikes will be able to make most use of these trails since there are short sections of paved road that separate the Mill Creek and Remmington Trailheads.

Those with non-street legal dirt bikes may want to stage at the Remington Trailhead, which is located at the nothern part of the trail sytem off Kern River Canyon Road. The staging area has room for primitive camping, plus has a short hiking trail that leads toward some nicely maintained hot springs.

Breckenridge Campground is located at the southern part of the trail system and while it does not provide direct access to either trail, the campground is less than ΒΌ mile away from the Mill Creek Trailhead. The campground is surrounded by old dirt roads which makes for some easy riding for the four wheel crowd. There is no fee charged for camping, but there is no water provided and large trailers are not recommended.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesResidents of any state not listed must purchase a Nonresident OHV Use Permit. (AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
permitted on dirt roads
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
permitted on dirt roads
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Some Areaspermitted on dirt roads
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
permitted on dirt roads
2 Cycle EnginesNo RestrictionCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Motocross Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
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TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityHavilah, CA
AddressBreckenridge Road, Havilah, CA 93518
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From: Lake Isabella, CA
1) Take Hwy 483 south about 20 miles
2) Turn right (west) onto FS Road 28S08/Breckenridge Road, continue about 10 miles
3) Campground entrance is on the left (south).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoSequoia National Forest - Kern River Ranger District
4875 Ponderosa Drive
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
(760) 379-5646
mailroom_r5_sequoia@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov

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TERRAIN

Approx Size32,000 acres (50 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail50
Climate TypeForest
Elevation3000 to 6000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
ShadeThis national forest has some shaded areas.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline GasolineHavilah, CA
Diesel DieselHavilah, CA
Potable Water WaterHavilah, CA
RV Hookups RV HookupHavilah, CA
RV Dump Station RV DisposalHavilah, CA
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv StoreHavilah, CA
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